Relationship between structural characteristics of school gymnasiums and seismic damage to non structural elements due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and aftershocks

Satoshi Yamada, Toru Eguchi, Yuka Matsumoto, Tsuyoshi Seike, Jun Iyama, Ryohei Kumagai, Yuko Shimada

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Abstract

Investigation on the relationship between seismic damage to non-structural elements and structural characteristics is one of important issue to consider mitigation method of seismic damage to non-structural elements. In this paper, relationship between structural characteristics of school gymnasiums and seismic damage to non-structural elements due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and aftershocks is reported. In the investigation, seismic damage of ceilings, windowpanes, outer walls, and inner walls were observed. Such damage is directly linked with serious damage to a human body.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-986
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume20
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

Keywords

  • 2011 Tohoku earthquake
  • Damage due to earthquake
  • Gymnasium
  • Non-structural elements
  • Structural characteristics

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